Stories tagged with: Summer Reading Program

July 22, 2015 - 2:09pm
17 weeks 6 days ago

This weekend will cap off another successful season of the Summer Reading Program.

The Muskingum County Public Library System incorporated some new components into its program this year, and Assistant Director, Blair Tom, said more that 2,800 area children and teens participated.

"They've reported reading over 53,000 books and this final week, the next 10 days or so, are generally really heavy with reporting, so we expect that number to really grow, so that's something we...

June 22, 2015 - 4:43pm
22 weeks 1 day ago

The County's Summer Reading Program is underway and the Library System is looking for readers to join in the fun!

Assistant Director of the Muskingum County Library System, Blair Tom said they have just started week two of six. Tom told us they have close to two thousand readers enrolled as of last week. Tom explained more about how the program works.

"You register for summer reading. Set your goal, how many books you are going to be able to read during the period that you'...

June 1, 2015 - 3:08pm
25 weeks 1 day ago

Even though summer vacation is in full swing, there's no excuse for children to fall behind on their reading.

The Muskingum County Library System kicks off its summer reading program this weekend. The John McIntire Library is holding a special registration Saturday, and the official registration begins next Monday at all six locations. The summer reading program is the largest single program the library provides all year.

Assistant Director Blair Tom explained, "it's a six...

June 16, 2014 - 4:04pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

Kids may be done with school for the summer, but the Muskingum County Library System wants to make sure they don't fall behind with reading.

The library's summer reading program officially kicked off Monday. Assistant Director Blair Tom said the program is flexible and allows students to set a pace they are comfortable with.

"Children set their own goal, and then when they read and report books weekly, they receive incentives and prizes," Tom said. "...

June 17, 2013 - 4:06pm
2 years 22 weeks ago

The numbers for the first week of the summer reading program are in for the six local libraries and they are off to a good start!

In week one of summer reading, there are 2,500 children who have registered and reported reading 7000 books.

"We are off to a really good start and our system goal for all six locations is to have 3000 children read and report 100,000 books,” said John McIntire Library Executive Director, Blair Tom. “We have a long way to go but we...

May 30, 2013 - 9:26am
2 years 25 weeks ago

Need ideas for things to do with the family this summer season.

The Muskingum County Library System is offering some ideas with a staycation display. It features things to do and see in our area and the state, visitors guides and plenty of information.

"It really takes some of the effort out of planning. They are idea starters," said Assistant Director Blair Tom. "They give really specific information about things children will enjoy or the lines will be long so...

June 13, 2011 - 2:39pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

School is out, meaning it's time to keep children active in learning, beginning with the parent....

The Muskingum County Library's Summer Reading Program kicked off today. Kids came in to report the first group of books they've read and to get a free back pack. Public Relations Manager, Blair Tom, said, more than 13,000 children have already signed up for the program. That's about half of how many they hope to reach.

"It will be a stretch for us, and we consciously...

May 31, 2011 - 12:44pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

It's time to ensure your child does not fall victim to summer-time 'brain drain.'

The John Mcintire Library summer reading program kicks-off this week. The program uses incentives like games, songs, and special discounts to encourage kids to read. Library Assistant Director, Blair Tom said, kids should read at grade level, but understands the most important thing is to keep their brains active.

"What we know is while they are having fun, we are...

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